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Walker Kessler, Paolo Banchero named NBA Rookies of the Month

The standout rookies take home the honors for the month of February.

Utah Jazz center Walker Kessler and Orlando Magic forward Paolo Banchero have been named the NBA Rookies of the Month for February.

Check out highlights from their standout play in February.

Walker Kessler | Utah Jazz

The Utah Jazz's Walker Kessler is the Kia NBA Western Conference Rookie of the Month.

Kessler was the only rookie to average a double-double for the month of February, averaging 10.6 points and 11.4 rebounds. His 3.2 blocks per game ranked second among all NBA players during the month.

Season stats | Video box scores

Pablo Bachero | Orlando Magic

The Orlando Magic's Paolo Banchero is the Kia NBA Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month.

Banchero joins Shaquille O’Neal as the only players in Magic franchise history to be named Rookie of the Month in three consecutive months. The No. 1 overall pick scored 20+ points three times and recorded three double-doubles during February, leading to averages of 16.6 points, 7.5 rebounds and 3.3 assists.

Season stats | Video box scores

Other Nominees

West: Malaki Branham (San Antonio Spurs), Tari Eason and Jabari Smith Jr. (Houston Rockets), Keegan Murray (Sacramento Kings) and Jalen Williams (Oklahoma City Thunder)

East: Jaden Ivey (Detroit Pistons) and Bennedict Mathurin (Indiana Pacers)